Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Zulfiqar Babar
25(33) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 0 1 0 6 2 2 0
Asad Shafiq
130(320) 15x4 - 1x6
Control %95%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 4 0 1 0 4 5

Best performances - Bowlers

Saeed Ajmal
O55.5
M8
R151
W6
Eco2.70
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Imran Tahir
O13.0
M3
R32
W5
Eco2.46
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

4.30 pm Tahir's been a star for South Africa with the ball and he leaves the field with a souvenir stump. Graeme smith and AB de Villiers were immense as well, with colossal batting performances. The innings-and-92-run victory means South Africa have prolonged their seven-year unbeaten record away from home.

Pakistan fought hard today. Misbah and Shafiq denied South Africa a wicket for almost two sessions, but just before tea Misbah gave it all away to Dean Elgar, and from then on it was a matter of time before the remaining four wickets fell.

I'll bring you the news from the presentation ceremony shortly.

Badal Kumar: "Badal : South Africa completes the astounding win against Pakistan. That's some hammering from No. 1 Team .. What an incredible record not to loose the Test series outside South-Africa for 7 years.. .."

Speaking of rankings, a drawn series against the No. 1 team has moved Pakistan up to No. 4 in the Test ladder.

Harish Paddy: "Let's not call it a "series" and pretend it is one. This two-test draw is just screaming out for a third test. 1-1 going into the third test would have been a mouth-watering prospect. It's a shame that administrators are allowed to get away with staging 2 tests and calling it a "series".

The presentation is about to begin ...

Misbah-ul-Haq: "After winning the toss, especially the first session in the Test, we could have really done better than that. 99 all out was the reason for this failure. Even if we had scored 200 it could have been a different story. AB and Graeme Smith batted really well on a pitch that was turning. Once you are 400 runs behind in the first innings it is really hard to come back."

Misbah admits that he made a mistake against Elgar and said if he and Shafiq had batted through the day it could have been a different story. He says this second innings performance is a morale booster for the ODIs.

Oliver Jones: "@Harish - I totally agree. It often happens with South Africa - Australia series. And even Zimbabwe - Pakistan series recently deserved a 3rd test. Yes, sometimes you're going to get one-sided series, but 2 test series are almost pointless. 3 should be a minimum!"

Graeme Smith is the Man of the Match for his double century. And the Man of the series is AB de Villiers, for his 273 runs in the series.

AB de Villiers: "Closer to an 8/10 (in terms of performance). We improved a hell of a lot, a great comeback from the No. 1 team. Always enjoyed batting with Graeme, he's got a great temperament. It was exhausting, very hot, the fact that we extended that partnership for over 300 runs was very satisfying."

The two captains go up to receive the trophy.

Graeme Smith: "It was an outstanding four days for us, to respond in these conditions where I don't think Pakistan have lost before. Pakistan were sharper than us in the first game and we got better as the series went on. We got most things right in this game. Anytime you bowl a team out for 99 you've gone a way ahead in the Test match and Tahir was a big part of that. (About his 200) It's a long road back from injury and it was great to be able to perform ..."

Osman: "A part from 1st innings of Second test match, Pakistan played a decent series. They crossed 400 mark against best bowling attack and won the first test. It was just one bad day and you can't bash and blame the team for whole series. They should take the positives and people from Pakistan should back their team and appreciate for regaining 4th test rank and leveling the series against no.1 side."

That's about it from us for today, we'll be back for the one-dayers that begin in a few days' time. Thank you for all your emails through the Test. Cheers.

135.1
W
Duminy to Asad Shafiq, OUT, Shafiq's been stumped and I think that is the end of the Test. The injured Babar will not bat. Shafiq jumped out of his crease but was beaten by Duminy, who bowled it quicker and wider outside off stump to beat the bat. AB de Villiers did the rest. South Africa have leveled the two-Test series 1-1. Shafiq's played superbly for his 130, but the first innings failure from Pakistan was just too much to overcome

END OF OVER:
135 | (maiden) | PAK: 326/8

  • Junaid Khan2 (15b)
  • Asad Shafiq130 (319b)
  • Imran Tahir42-14-98-3
  • JP Duminy21-3-67-2
134.6
0
Imran Tahir to Junaid Khan, no run, played off the pads to square leg
134.5
0
Imran Tahir to Junaid Khan, no run, Junaid slogs at the googly but is beaten, the ball just misses off stump and bounces off AB's gloves to leg slip
134.4
0
Imran Tahir to Junaid Khan, no run, defended on the front foot on the leg side
134.3
0
Imran Tahir to Junaid Khan, no run, played to midwicket on the front foot
134.2
0
Imran Tahir to Junaid Khan, no run, the edge is found but the ball falls short of Kallis at first slip, Junaid pushed at the leg break tentatively off the front foot

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Zulfiqar Babar
25(33) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 0 1 0 6 2 2 0
Asad Shafiq
130(320) 15x4 - 1x6
Control %95%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 4 0 1 0 4 5

Best performances - Bowlers

Saeed Ajmal
O55.5
M8
R151
W6
Eco2.70
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Imran Tahir
O13.0
M3
R32
W5
Eco2.46
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF